Finally Its Out: Mozilla Unveils Firefox 19 With Desktop Built-in PDF Viewer, Theme Support

Posted on Feb 19 2013 - 10:39pm by Editorial Staff

With Firefox 19 already available via FTP, Mozilla today officially announced the next instalment of Firefox: the Firefox 19 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The new version comes with built-in PDF viewer on the desktop as well as theme support on Google’s mobile platform. The newest version available for download via Firefox.com while older versions users can upgrade automatically.

Firefox 19

Firefox 19

Here is the official changelog for the Firefox 19:

  • NEW: Built-in PDF viewer.
  • CHANGED: Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob().
  • CHANGED: Startup performance improvements (bugs 715402 and 756313).
  • DEVELOPER: Debugger now supports pausing on exceptions and hiding non-enumerable properties.
  • DEVELOPER: Remote Web Console is available for connecting to Firefox on Android or Firefox OS (experimental, set devtools.debugger.remote-enabled to true).
  • DEVELOPER: There is now a Browser Debugger available for add-on and browser developers (experimental, set devtools.chrome.enabled to true).
  • DEVELOPER: Web Console CSS links now open in the Style Editor.
  • HTML5: CSS @page is now supported.
  • HTML5: CSS viewport-percentage length units implemented (vh, vw, vmin and vmax).
  • HTML5: CSS text-transform now supports full-width.
  • FIXED: Certain valid WebGL drawing operations are incorrectly rejected, leaving incomplete rendering in affected pages (825205).
  • FIXED: Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode (802274).
  • FIXED: Plugins stop rendering when the top half of the plugin is scrolled off the top of the page, in HiDPI mode (825734).

Here’s the full Android changelog:

  • NEW: Added theme support.
  • NEW: Support for Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese localizations.
  • CHANGED: Lowered minimum CPU requirement to 600MHz.
  • CHANGED: Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob().
  • HTML5: CSS @page is now supported.
  • HTML5: CSS viewport-percentage length units implemented (vh, vw, vmin and vmax).
  • HTML5: CSS text-transform now supports full-width.
  • FIXED: Certain valid WebGL drawing operations are incorrectly rejected, leaving incomplete rendering in affected pages (825205).
  • FIXED: Holding backspace may delete text both in front of and behind the cursor (770291).
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